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Corner Grocery

Urban legend now bared to the bone Yet its trademark can no larger store clone No glossy signs, spacious lots fealty to hone But in colloquial parlance a tradition has grown Larger Discount stores with dignity stand alone Corner grocery, its squalid tenement doth bemoan Manicured plots, concentric lots posh boutiques tone Corner mart encased in fragile clapboards; skyscrapers of stone Dilapidated phone booth anchors the curbstone Squeaky door, bristling bell on entry doth groan Large retailers, in furnished bakeries bake cakes, fancy scones Mom and Pop, in one-stove kitchens; yeast rolls, cornbread pone Serious browsers in large retailers with oversize carts spendthrift prone At corner store, single-minded shoppers poach sustenance, then are gone Large franchise with hefty profits and in fertile market sown Corner grocer in depressed neighborhood; indebted to Savings & Loan

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